This article indexes the terminology used in the Super Robot Wars franchise.
Armored Modules are units created and designed for the use of the Divine Crusaders. Armored Modules, most of which are real robots, were originally derived from fighter jets, but given humanoid appearances when the idea to create cheap, effective mobile weapons for mass-production purposes was needed. All Armored Modules are designated with the model number AM.
One example of an Armored Module is the Lion unit. According to Super Robot Wars OG: Original Generations terminology reference, Armored Modules use the operating system LIEON (Learning-automation Integrated EO-technology and cONventional maneuvering). While not as effective at performing complex movements as the Personal Troopers' TC-OS, the LIEON allows the most inexperienced of pilots to easily control Armored Modules. However, later Armored Modules, like the Fairlion, would replace the LIEON with the TC-OS.
Black Hole Engine/Anti-Annihilation Engine
The Chōkijin (超機人 literally Super Machine-Man) are a group of mechanical lifeforms created by Earth's planetary defense system, the Nashim Ganeden, and considered as gods by ancient civilizations. They were created to fight the Hundred Evils (百邪 Hyakuja), dark forces that include other mechanical beings that revolted against the will of Baral, the Yōkijin.
Originally, there were twelve of them, divided into three classes: the Four Calamitiy, the Four Punishment, and the Four Spirits. A group of people developed four more Chōkijin, to represent the fourth class, the Four Gods, which were also blessed with power from the Ganeden. Each Chōkijin in this class represents one of the four mythical beasts: Genbu, Suzaku, Byakko and Seiryū. According to the dialogue in Super Robot Wars Alpha 3, the original Chōkijin were destroyed in a battle against evil in an ancient era, with the exception of the Shin RyuOhki of the Four Spirits. After the Four Gods were used by humans to destroy each other, only the KoOhKi and RyuOhKi of the Four Gods class survived.
Cytron is a form of elementary particles that is the basis for all Fury-based technology. The use of Cytron allows the exchange of information between a pilot and the machine they are utilizing. This is known as Cytron Control, and the best use of it is through the Cytron Control System, installed in various Fury mobile weapons.
Dynamic General Guardian
- Main article: Dynamic General Guardian
Also called EOT, Extra-Over Technology refers to any Earth technology that uses extraterrestrial material from Meteor-3 in the Original Generation timeline, or from the initial findings from the SDF-1 Macross in the Alpha Series.
In the SRW franchise, Extraterrestrials often appears as the enemy force according to the original definition in most sci-fi hypothesis.
The Machine Cells are nanobots destined to enhance the physical and psychological state of a pilot and grants regenerating abilities to the mech that gets involved with the same process
The Machinery Children are a series of Machine Cell-injected clones created by Egret Feff. Their genetic make-up is created from data gathered through the young men and women who were graduates of The School. Three clones were created: Uruz, Ansuz, and Thurisuz, all having extreme combat capabilities and bear a strong physical resemblance to Arado Balanga, as his DNA was revealed the main source for their bodies.
- Main article: Masō Kishin
Meteor-3 refers to the third meteor that struck Earth during the Space Era. Unlike the other two meteors, Meteor-3 did not crash into the planet with the amount of force one would expect an object of its mass to have. Moreover, samples of advanced technology were discovered in the meteorite.
In actuality, Meteor-3 is Septuagint, a machine sent by the Balmarians to allow the inhabitants of the planet to advance their technological level. However, should the race prove too strong to be assimilated, Septuagint will activate itself and commence planet-wide destruction of the species, in order to prevent it from becoming a threat to the Ze Balmary Empire.
Orgone is an energy source used by the lunar Fury to not only power their mobile units, weapons and ships, but also to repair them. Orgone can take solid form as a type of green crystal, which advanced Fury machines such as the Laftclanz make extensive use of.
When the Earth government saw the need to build new military weapons, after Bian Zoldark 'swarning of alien invaders, the concept of Personal Troopers, or PTs was created. Built to resemble a humanoid fighting machine, Personal Troopers, all real robots, would represent the majority of the Earth Federation Army. Experimental Personal Troopers are designated with the model number PTX while mass-production models are designated as RPT.
One example of a Personal Trooper is the Gespenst unit. According to the Super Robot Wars OG: Original Generations terminology reference, Personal Troopers use the operating system TC-OS (Tactical Cybernetics Operating System), which mimics a human's complex movements by using pattern data.
When the Earth government saw the need to build new military weapons, after Bian Zoldark's warning of alien invaders, the concept of Real Troopers was created. Built to resemble a humanoid fighting machine, Real Troopers, all real robots, would represent a small portion of the Earth Federation Army. Unlike Personal Troopers, Real Troopers would utilize Extra-Over Technology extensively. All Real Troopers are designated with the model number RTX.
Main example of Real Troopers are the Huckebein units.
Revive Cells/Artificial Revive Cells
The Spheres are a set of twelve mysterious artefacts themed after the Zodiac appearing throughout the Super Robot Wars Z timeline. Each Sphere has the ability to channel enormous amounts of Dimensional Energy by way of tapping into the Origin Law, allowing a machine using them to draw on an endless font of power. However, each Sphere carries with it a curse that in some way harms or restricts the user. Spheres have some level of consciousness, as demonstrated with the Sphere of the Wounded Lion.
A Sphere has multiple levels of maturation, divided into four rough categories. In the earliest, dormant stage, the Sphere does not provide energy and instead seeks a viable host to bring out its power. If the user is slain, the Sphere will teleport away and move on to a new host. In the middle stage, seen in the Brasta's SPIGOT-VX weapons and the Virgola Custom, the Sphere begins to produce energy but does not necessarily display its curse. In the third stage, achieved by most of the protagonists, the Sphere is fully matured and displays both its full power and its curse. If the Sphere holder is slain after reaching this stage, the one to slay them will receive the Sphere. It is possible to collect multiple Spheres in this way, and harvested Spheres do not appear to inflict their curse on the new owner. The fourth stage was only ever achieved by Aim Liard, and requires the corresponding emotion be omnipresent in the world, not just in the user. In this stage, Aim achieved virtually godlike power.
Six Spheres are known, but only five of the original Sphere Holders are confirmed. Asakim Dowen seeks the Spheres for purposes yet unknown, and to this end nurtures budding Sphere Holders to mature so that he can harvest them. The known Spheres are:
- Sphere of the Wounded Lion: Representing Leo, this Sphere was housed inside the body of Mayl Peter, subpilot of the Gunleon. An unusual Sphere in that it sought to avoid conflict and willingly restricts its own power to prevent its curse, which subjects the user to intense physical pain. Thus it only inflicts the pain on Gunleon's main pilot, Rand Travis, when Gunleon is in Magna Mode.
- Sphere of the Sorrowful Maiden: Representing Virgo, this Sphere is housed inside the Gunnery Carver of the Virgola and upgraded it into the Nautilus Carver when it awakened. Its curse slowly strips the user of their senses to isolate them and drive them further into the despair from which it drinks. It is owned by Setsuko Ohara, the Virgola's pilot.
- Sphere of the Swaying Balance: Representing Libra, this Sphere is the heart of the VX System, which powers the DM-Buster Unit Brasta and allows use of the dimension-warping SPIGOT weapons. While it appears to be fueled by misfortune, its actual focus is concentration, its curse causing the user to enter a state where they completely ignore anything but the task at hand. It is owned by Crowe Broust, who utilizes his own misfortune to prevent its curse from activating for more than short bursts by snapping him out of the trance with the sound of a falling coin.
- Sphere of the Lying Black Sheep: Representing Aries, this Sphere resides inside the Arietis. It is powered by lies, and its curse thus forces the user to speak untruths, something its owner Aim Liard is perfectly willing to oblige. This Sphere achieved a previously unseen level of power when the world of ZEXIS was completely shrouded in lies by the machinations of the various factions involved, allowing Aim to force lies to become truth to such an extent that Aim could undo his own death or create perfect copies of himself. However, this Sphere has a fatal weakness, as the Sphere of the Truthful Goat can completely nullify its power if used to force the wielder to speak truth. The sphere was taken from Aim by Uther Insalaum, but he did not make use of it before passing it to Asakim Dowen as part of sealing him within a ZONE.
- Sphere of the Inexhaustible Gourd: Representing Aquarius, this Sphere resides inside the Seiouki The Insarius Arclinus and has the strictest activation conditions of all, as it only awakens in response to sacrificial love. This is necessary because, while so powerful that a mere swing of the empowered Seiouki's blade can heal an entire army, the Sphere's curse saps the bearer's life force, killing them within mere days of activation. It was owned by the King of the Holy Kingdom of Insalaum, Uther Insalaum, and was passed to Asakim Dowen upon his death as part of sealing him within a ZONE.
- Sphere of the Truthful Goat: Representing Capricorn, this Sphere's original host is never explicitly stated, but it is implied to have belonged to Xine Espio. It is currently held by Asakim Dowen, who declares it to awaken in response to curiosity. Its powers are unknown aside from the ability to completely nullify the powers of the Lying Black Sheep.
- The Sphere of the Quarreling Twins: Representing Gemini, this Sphere is originally housed inside the Geminia and later to the Genion.
- The Sphere of the Dreaming Fish: Representing Pisces, the sphere is in currently held by Asakim Dowen.
- The Sphere of the Resentful Scorpion: Representing Despair and Resentfulness, currently held by Barbiel the Needle.
- The Sphere of the Taciturn Giant Crab: Powered by Stilled Emotions, currently held by Shikuu.
- The Sphere of the Covetous Golden Ox: Powered by lust and desire, currently held by Straus.
The T-Link System is a human-machine interface integrated with the mechs destined to psycho drivers.
Tronium is the name of the substance that was found inside Meteor-3. Studies show it is highly unstable, ten times more radioactive than uranium and able to produce phenomenal amounts of energy. Dialogue from Super Robot Wars Alpha claim that Tronium is very rare, since its source, planet Tron, was destroyed by the Zentradi long ago.
The W-Numbers are Lemon Browning's ultimate models in her W-Series line of bioroids. Judging from the numbering system, it is logical to conclude that there were at least 17 models created, though only a few of these models have been seen. With each model rolled out, Lemon made advanced developments in their physical appearance and programming, enabling each successive unit to appear, act and behave more human than the last. Some W-Numbers have even acquired complex emotions that only humans have, developing a will of it own not bound to its creator.
The first of the W-Numbers, W00, was a genetically enhanced Human rather than a bioroid. Unfortunately, the Shadow-Mirror did not have the means to accelerate his growth, and decided to use bioroids (which do not have to grow up) instead. The first ten examples of the W-Numbers were clearly at least partially mechanical, designed with a variety of close-combat weapons built into their bodies, and seem to have been designed primarily for ground combat. The second series of W-Numbers seems to be partially based on the previous versions in appearance. W15, W16, and W17 all bear strong resemblances to W05, W06, and W07 respectively, but lack the built-in weapons and can be used as infiltrators and liaisons.
Axel, who has ended up in the Endless Frontier in Endless Frontier EXCEED, reveals that the Arkgain is really W10.
The known W-Numbers are:
- W00: Haken Browning
- W03: Pete Pain
- W05: Gymnos Basileus
- W06: Cardia Bassiria
- W07: Aschen Brodel
- W10: Arkgain
- W15: Wodan Ymir
- W16: Echidna Iisaki
- W17: Lamia Loveless
W01, W02, W04, W08, and W09 are also confirmed to exist, but they remain sealed in the hold of the Neverland in the Endless Frontier.
The W-Series refers to a line of biomechanical androids, or simply, bioroids, created by Shadow-Mirror head scientist, Lemon Browning. Built without emotions and programmed to fight, Lemon's bioroids take on a human shape, albeit a mechanical one. These bioroids were used over the course of the war between the rogue faction and the Earth Federation Army as the grunt forces of the Shadow-Mirror. The Inspectors were also seen utilizing bioroids as their foot soldiers during their invasion of Earth. In order to conceal the technology behind them, all bioroids are programmed to self-destruct their machines upon defeat, so as to prevent enemy forces from acquiring said technology.
Aside from the normal pilot versions, other models of W-Series have been noted in designations Red, Yellow, Blue, Green, Ymir, Ghost, Iron, Knight, Loveless, and Iisaki.
A Number of W-Series have built-in guns in their arms. Some variations: Blue, Green, Iron, Knight, and Ghost, have their hands replaced with large-bore guns.
The Aerogaters is the codename given by the Earth Federation, referring to the alien invaders. The Aerogaters are the seventh fleet of the Ze Balmary Imperial Galactic Frontier Inspection Army, sent to Earth in order to gather information on the world and its inhabitants, before the main invasion of the Balmar Empire. It may be a misspelling of "Arrogator", meaning "One who takes without right".
- Main article: Aggressors
The Ancestors are an antagonistic force that exists in the alternate future of Earth, seen in Super Robot Wars Alpha Gaiden. They are made up of the Earth Cradle's former staff who, having been awakened after a long cryogenic slumber, are literally the "ancestors" of the people living in and around Earth. Led by the entity known as Magus, the Earth Cradle's super-computer fused with Sophia Nate via Machine Cells, the Ancestors ultimately seek to exterminate humanity, whose in-fighting is destroying the environment that Magus has worked so long to restore.
- Main article: ATX Team
- Main article: Balmarian
The Cry Wolf is a group of mercenary fighters, usually employed by members of the Earth Federation Army. Its known members are Albero Esto, its commander, Hugo Medio and Albero's son, Foglia Esto. The group operates using customized Gespenst MK II M units. They originate from Super Robot Wars MX, and have made an appearance in Super Robot Wars OG Gaiden.
In MX, Albero, Hugo and Foglia encountered the Devil Gundam, and their attacks on the machine prove futile, until Albero is targeted. Foglia rushes to defend his father and is turned into a zombie soldier, forcing Albero to kill him. In turn, Hugo also receives a fatal injury, and the entire squad is obliterated, save Hugo and Albero. In Original Generation Gaiden, they encounter the Jetzt, a new species of Einst, instead. The same events that occur in MX, with the exception of Foglia's zombification (he is killed right off bat), are realized, but the sudden interference of Axel Almer and Einst Alchimie saves Hugo and Albero.
Dark Brain Cult
- Main article: Divine Crusaders
Earth Federation Army
The Earth Federation Army, or simply, EFA, is composed of all military personnel and units present on Earth. The Aggressors, ATX Team, Octo Squad and the SRX Team are just some of the units that are part of the Earth Federation Army.
Extra-Over Technological Investigative Institute
Abbreviated as the EOTI Institute, it is founded by Dr. Bian Zoldark, located on the fictional island of Aidoneus in the Marquesas Islands. Upon learning that Meteor-3 had foreign substances that were potentially dangerous to use, the EOTI Institute was set up to research the origin of this material. After a thorough study, Bian realized Meteor-3 was sent to Earth by extraterrestrials, and warns the Earth government of an impending alien invasion. Eventually, the EOTI Institute becomes the base of operations for Bian's rebellious faction, the Divine Crusaders.
- Main article: Fury
The Guests are an antagonistic force that made their most prominent appearance in the Classic Timeline of the Super Robot Wars series. Their name originates from the term used to describe their leader, Teniquette Zezernan, who was "The Guest" at the Antarctic, where government officials met so peace talks can be arranged.
Acting as the official militia of the Zuvorg Alliance, the Guests have two functions: they are called in small numbers to make the first contact with fledgeling worlds, and used in full force to wipe out civilizations deemed a great threat to the galactic peace and power balance. In their former capacity, the Guests are seen using imitation Balmarian technology, in order to mask their overall presence. For the latter, their mechanized forces display the highest technology the Zuvorg Alliance has to offer. However official their status maybe, at the most basic level, the Guests are practically Zezernan's private army, and he is not above using them to fulfil his personal ambitions.
Holy Kingdom of Insaraum
The Inspectors are composed of 5 individuals: Mekibos, Vigagi, Sikalog, Aguija and Wendolo, all who answer towards the Zuvorg Council. Their mission is to "inspect" civilizations, judging if they are becoming too expansive in the galaxy and eventually pose a threat to the Zuvorg Alliance.
Headed by Mitsuko Isurugi, this company is responsible in the production of the Lion units used by the Divine Crusaders. When the Divine Crusaders War is over, the company housed Project Terrestrial Dream, and secretly aids the Shadow-Mirror and their operations.
According to dialogue in Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2, Isurugi Industries acquires the rights to mass-produce the Huckebein MK II M, after Mao Industries' production facilities are captured by the Inspectors.
Magneito Ten is the official name given to the collective protagonists in Super Robot Wars MX. The group decides they need a new name when Ruri Hoshino states the name "Nahel Argama Plus Nadesico B" sounds unwieldy.
Mao Industries, headed by second-generation President Ring Mao, works alongside the Tesla Leicht Institute, in order to create the line of Personal Troopers and Real Troopers for the Earth Federation Army. Its facilities are located on the moon.
Also known as the Octo Squad this Personal Trooper unit is assigned to the Hiryu Custom and often fights alongside the ATX Team. Katina Tarask heads the unit, with Russel Bagman, Leona Garstein and Tasuku Shinguji as its team members. Octopus Squad members typically pilot Gespensts, with the exception of Leona's Siegerlion and the Giganscudo Duro used by Tasuku.
In the North American localization of Super Robot Wars Original Generation, it is shortened to the Oct Squad. Its emblem, seen on Katina's piloting suit, is a cartoonish octopus.
- Main article: PTX Team
Round Knight is the official name given to the collective protagonists in Super Robot Wars R.
- Main article: Shadow-Mirror
Steel Dragon Squadron
- Main article: Steel Dragon Squadron
- Main article: SRX Team
Tesla Leicht Institute
The Tesla Leicht Institute, or TLI, are the original creators behind the Grungust series of super robots and the inventors of the Tesla Drive. Located in Southwestern America, they are in an indirect partnership with Mao Industries. The original spelling of the institute's name is "Tesla Reich," named for noted scientists Nikola Tesla and Wilhelm Reich, as confirmed by a background image in Super Robot Wars Original Generations, as well as its glossary entrance in the 3rd Super Robot Wars Alpha.
Originally operated by the Earth Federation Army, The School is a training facility designed for children to become Personal Trooper pilots. However, the training would involve extensive physical and mental conditioning, with only a handful of its students surviving to "graduation". When The School was shut down, it is reopened under the Divine Crusaders, eventually leading them up to the Neo Divine Crusaders, where its surviving students would partake in battles. Arado Balanga, Latooni Subota, Seolla Schweitzer and Ouka Nagisa were a few of the children under The School.
The School is known to have physically augmented its students with the use of anabolic steroids, giving them greater strength and regenerative capabilities. Hallucinogenic drugs and memory and mental manipulation would allow School instructors to better handle their subjects and control them with ease.
The Steel Dragons
The Steel Dragons is the name designated to the protagonist battalion assigned to the Hagane (steel 2) and the Hiryu Kai (Dragoon 2)
A general term for people who work in the development of space in Super Robot Wars W, jobs performed by Trailers include space colony construction, gathering and transporting raw materials, and terraforming worlds other than Earth. When their lives became heavily restricted by the Federated Earth Nation, they took up independent duties, such as escorting or even attacking merchant vessels. Nearly a century after the adoption of the Federation Space Calendar, the terms "Trailer" and "Space Pirate" have become synonymous with many people across the solar system. The Ardygun family in Super Robot Wars W are classified as Trailers.
This is an elite mobile group of space colonists, charged with protecting the space colonies. The Troye Unit, also known as the Royal Guard, was unique, in that all of its members were female. Leona Garstein once belonged to the group and though Sleigh Presty was offered a position, she turned it down and stayed on Earth for the completion of Project Terrestrial Dream.
Troye is actually a mistranslation, as the correct translation is Treue ("Faithful" in German), confirmed by Leona's background music in Super Robot Wars Original Generations. This is due to the fact both Troye and Treue are written the same way in katakana.
United Colony Corps
Like the Earth Federation Army, the United Colony Corps, or simply, is the Earth Federation Army in space compose of all military personnel and units present in the space colonies. The Troye Unit is one such unit.
The Volkruss Cult
Wärter (ヴェルター) is the name given to the protagonist group in Super Robot Wars W. The personnel of Warter primarily consists of the Space Knights (Tekkaman Blade), the Gutsy Geoid Guard (The King of Braves GaoGaiGar), and the Preventers (Gundam Wing: Endless Waltz). Assistance is also given by the Photon Reasearch Institute (Mazinger Z), Mithril (Full Metal Panic!) and the Negal Heavy Industries (Martian Successor Nadesico) in the form of pilots, mecha, and the battleship Nadesico. After its founding, deposed Altean princess Farla and the GoLion team, along with the Trailers of the Ardygun family and their space transport/battleship Valstork are recruited.
Freeman from Tekkaman Blade suggests the name and is approved by all those present, officially entered into the lexicon by Koutaro Taiga]]. After the events of the Bloody Valentine Incident, Wärter is effectively disbanded, when the Nadesico is crippled and the Valstork's captain, Blessfield Ardygun, is missing in action.
Neue Wärter is the reorganized and expanded remnants of Wärter, formed as a response to major catastrophes, such as the Bloody Valentine Incident, the Radam invasion (Tekkaman Blade) and the threat of the Evoluders (Detonator Orgun). Added to the Wärter's ranks are the mercenary group Serpent Tail, the Junk Guild ship ReHOME and the Archangel and Support ship Eternal battleships. Along with the Nadesico B, these ships greatly expand Neue Wärter's abilities to respond to enemy movements and crisis situations.
Wärter means "warden" in German, specifically, the "caretaker of a lighthouse"; Neue is also German, meaning "new", referencing the group is the "new warden of the lighthouse".
Wong Heavy Industries
In Super Robot Wars OG: The Animation, Wong Heavy Industries is a corporation directly responsible for the production of the GESTALT (Global Expanded Stamp out Tactics works ALTogether) line of mobile weapons. Among its staff is Professor Wilhelm V. Jürgen, creator of the ODE System, which the VTX-001 Bartoll is designed as a component of.
Its main factories are based in the Chinese province of Dalian, which were used to produce units in the initial VTX-001 rollout (supposedly marketed to the Earth Federation Army as the next-generation mobile weapon). The company is also known to have contracted with the Earth Federation to restore a factory plant (based on an asteroid designated "BB-1120"), once Federation property, but seized and used by the Inspectors during the events of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2. This facility, later designated by the Federation as Hellgate, would be used as the Bartolls' base of operations and primary means of self-replication.
By the end of Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden, President Graien Grassman is tempted to shut down the facility, after the ODE Incident, yet Mitsuko Isurugi sees potential in the facility and manages to stop Graien from shutting it down.
Ze Balmary Empire
- Main article: Balmarian
The Galactic Alliance Of Zuvorg
The Galactic Alliance Of Zuvorg, commonly known as the Zuvorg Alliance, are an interstellar alliance of planets. Considering themselves a highly advanced civilization, the Zuvorg task themselves with monitoring the pace of the galaxy's development. The Inspectors and Guests are part of the Zuvorg Alliance, and to their commanders, such as Wendolo and Teniquette Zezernan, this task means the conquering or extermination of fledgeling civilizations that are considered threats, such as Earth.
The Alliance's main governing body is the Zuvorg Council, a senate-like body of which Wendolo and Zezernan are members. Despite their influence and military power, Wendolo and Zezernan's positions have shown to be far right-wing, compared to the majority of the Council. For example, the Council actually ordered Zezernan to call off his invasion of Earth in Super Robot Wars F Final, although he summarily ignored their mandate. The theocratic and imperialistic nature of the Ze Balmary Empire puts them at odds with the Zuvorg Alliance, although it is unclear just how long they have been fighting with each other.
- Main article: Einst
Break the World Incident
Divine Crusaders War
Also known as the DC War, when the Divine Crusaders rebelled against the Earth government, this triggered a global civil war, between the Earth Federation Army and the Divine Crusaders. While many prominent Divine Crusaders leaders were killed during the war, the war would not officially end until the arrival of the Aerogaters. A second DC War would occur when the Neo Divine Crusaders rose to power, but this war would not last long, as few members of the Neo Divine Crusaders staged a coup d'etat, siding with the Shadow-Mirror, effectively destroying the Neo Divine Crusaders.
The Elpis Incident was an attempted terrorist attack on the space colony of Elpis, led by Archibald Grims. Knowing his demands would not be met by the United Colony Corps, Archibald kidnaps one of Elpis' prominent residents, Cattleya Fujiwara-Branstein, and hold her hostage inside the colony's docking bay, alongside canisters of deadly nerve gas. Elzam V. Branstein, a high-ranking member of the United Colony Corps and Cattleya's husband, is forced by Archibald to either destroy the docking bay, killing his own wife, or risk the entire colony being gassed. Regardless, Archibald released the gas and made his escape. Left with no choice, Elzam took his wife's life for the lives of the residents, preventing the nerve gas from poisoning the colony.
In actuality, Archibald was working under the orders of Albert Grey, a prominent member of the Earth Federation Council, who wished to undermine the legitimacy of the colonial independence movement.
According to former Shadow-Mirror operative, Lamia Loveless, in the Shadow-Mirror universe, the colony of Elpis was gassed, killing the Bransteins, save Maier von Branstein's youngest son, Raidiese, who in turn was killed while test-piloting the Huckebein. Because of the incident, the colonies never gained their independence from the Federation.
Prior to Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation, the Earth Federation attempted to suppress an independence movement by the space colonies, known as NID4. A massive super robot, the Giganscudo, was constructed, but stolen by terrorists, who used it to seize the Hope Colony. Unwilling to negotiate with them, the Federation attacked, and during the battle, the outer wall of the colony was destroyed, killing most of its inhabitants. This was one of the events that turned some Federation officials bitter towards their own government, namely Tempest Hawker, whose wife and daughter were killed in the attack.
The arrival and invasion of the Aerogaters brought about the L5 Campaign, where the Earth Federation Army push back the Aerogaters away from Earth's surface to the White Star, located at the L5 Lagrange point.
This is used to mention an exhibition of the Bartoll went awry and began its mass kidnapping spree. It began with the showcasing of the prototype unit of the VTX series Mironga, which later was deemed too dangerous. In response, the Wong Heavy Industries launched its successor, the Bartoll, ran on the ODE System. By that time, however, the ODE System has been drastically changed by Professor Wilhelm von Juergen, and it uses the event as the start of its mission to assimilate humanity to protect Earth. Many people were killed, or captured, and included between them are the Aggressors except its leader Kai Kitamura (who was absent there), as well as Kusuha Mizuha, and the casualties for the Earth Federation was very high.
In Super Robot Wars Original Generation Gaiden, the casualties were reduced thanks to the presence of Kouta Azuma and Compatible Kaiser. This incident, however, is used by the Shura Warrior Folka Albark to execute his mission, kidnap Kouta's sister Shouko while he's distracted in the whole mess.
Operation Break Out
The operation is divided into two phases: the first phase (BREAKOUT 1) involves a preemptive assault upon the United Colony Corps fleet in planetary orbit, made before their Armored Modules could descend upon the Earth Federation headquarters in Geneva, Switzerland. The Hiryu Custom takes severe damage during BREAKOUT 1, leading Hagane Captain Daitetsu Minase to complete the second phase (BREAKOUT 2) with only his ship (after requesting and receiving the Hiryu Custom's full complement of pilots and mobile weapons). This phase involves descending from the atmosphere and directly attacking and subjugating Aidoneus Island, headquarters of the Divine Crusaders.
Operation Ice Break
In 2nd Super Robot Wars Original Generations, the Earth Federation used the term 'Operation Ice Break' as the name of the plan of assaulting Antartica under the control of Ruina. This operation would lead the Kouryuu Sentai into discovering a Crossgate, sealing the Ruina leader Perfectio, and eventually tangles with Eldy Mitte and AI-1 before being transported to the floating Garden of Baral where Irui Gan Eden awaits them for battle. After the battle concluded, the Kouryuu Sentai had to contend with Euzzeth Gozzo. Although the operation looked simple on paper, it leads to a series of hard battles to come, but thankfully the Kouryuu Sentai concluded the Operation well done.
Operation Endless Frontier
Mentioned in the drama CD of Endless Frontier: Super Robot Wars OG Saga, before her jump to the Original Generation universe, Lemon Browning states Operation Endless Frontier will allow the Shadow-Mirror to reach a new world described to be "So close, yet so far away". This is more likely to be Lemon's personal project, as it does not fit with the faction's mission.
Operation Mole Hunt
Appearing in Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation 2, Operation Mole Hunt is the Earth Federation campaign dedicated to subduing the remaining Divine Crusaders scattered around Earth, eventually ending at the Earth Cradle, where the majority of the Divine Crusaders Remnants are located. The operation, however, was doomed to fail, as Operation Desert Cross was underway, by the Remnants, along with Shadow-Mirror forces allying themselves with the faction, providing supplies and mobile weapons for use, eventually leading to the creation of the Neo Divine Crusaders.
The goal of Operation Plantagenet is the removal of the Inspectors from Earth, who have set up their base of operations in North America. The Earth Federation Army, with the help of the Neo Divine Crusaders, would simultaneously strike from the Pacific and Atlantic Ocean, moving closer inland as one large, united front. Unfortunately, the untimely appearance of the Shadow-Mirror, who have temporarily allied themselves with the Inspectors, would catch the Earth Federation and Neo Divine Crusaders off-guard, ending the operation. The Inspectors did withdraw from North America, but only because of the appearance of massive numbers of Einst shortly thereafter.
Operation SRW is the Earth Federation codename for the final attack against the Aerogaters. Although the meaning behind SRW is unknown, Ryusei Date believed is stood for Super Robot Wars, while Excellen Browning jokingly claims it to be Sexy Romance Weapon.
The Sealing War (Fuuin Sensou) is the main conflict that occurs in the 2nd Super Robot Wars Alpha. The name derives from the attempt made by Irui Ganeden to seal away the Earth from all outside influences by erecting a powerful barrier around it, creating a final paradise in the universe. To ensure this goal, she also destroys extraterrestrial groups, such as the Spacenoids and the remnants of the Barm-Boazan-Zera Alliance that had committed themselves to peace with Earth, and rid the world of powers that seek to guide humanity towards outer space, such as Orphan (Brain Powerd) and Beamler. The Alpha Numbers realize this act would lead to the stagnation and ultimate destruction of humanity, and resolve to destroy the Nashim Ganeden and prevent its plan.
This is a public announcement made to the Earth, presented by newly-elected Earth President, Brian Midcrid, after the L5 Campaign, that extraterrestrial threats to humanity was evident. The Tokyo Manifest also saw the Earth Federation Army rearming itself fully and capable enough to combat future invaders.
Vanishing Trooper Incident
After the discovery of Extra-Over Technology inside Meteor-3, the Earth Federation Army would use it to create the Real Trooper line of humanoid fighting machines. Mao Industries, located on the moon, took up this task, and creates the first in its Huckebein production line, the Huckebein 008R, fitted with an experimental Black Hole Engine. During testing of the engine, an error in the system causes it to overload, effectively destroying the entire facility. Only three people survived the Vanishing Trooper Incident: Raidiese F. Branstein, Irmgult Kazahara and Kirk Hamill (in the North American localization of Super Robot Taisen: Original Generation, it is called the Berserk Trooper Incident).
According to former Shadow-Mirror operative, Lamia Loveless, the incident in the Shadow-Mirror universe killed Rai, and ended up causing a taboo for Personal Trooper designers. Although prototypes were still developed, it never reached the stages of mass-production.
In the Alpha Series, it is revealed the plans for the Black Hole Engine was included with the Extra-Over Technology that had crashed on Earth. Shu Shirakawa noticed a flaw in the design, which would have triggered the event, but second-guessed this was a test, to see if humanity posed a threat to the ones who sent the Extra-Over Technology to Earth, the Balmarians. Refusing to correct the design, Shu and Ingram Plissken, whom he confided the information with, reinforced the Huckebein 008R's cockpit and facilities and only had a skeleton crew manning the test to minimize casualties. When Shu revealed this fact to the Londo Bell, they were aghast at his intentions, but Rai states he understood his motives, as a corrected Black Hole Engine would have alerted the Balmarians to their technological potential, forcing them to send its entire fleet to attack Earth, which was heavily underdeveloped with mobile weapons and extremely unprepared for an alien invasion. Shu's actions gave Earth enough time to develop defense mechanisms, such as the Mazingers, Getters and the SRX Development Project, among others.
In the Original Timeline, Wendolo, leader of the Inspectors, brags in his first and only confrontation against SRX and ATX Team that THEY sent Meteor 3, with the intent of having Earthlings creating a Tronium-powered mech. However, because of the creation of the Black-Hole Engine, Wendolo and the Inspectors rigged the Engine, thus resulting in the Berserk Trooper Incident, as it is called in this timeline.
As one half of Project Ark, the Earth Cradle is a massive underground facility, whose primary purpose is the cryogenic hibernation of the human population on Earth. It is created by the Divine Crusaders as a failsafe, in case humanity lost a war with alien invaders and facing extinction. Sophia Nate, head of Project Ark, oversees the Earth Cradle personally. To supplement the Cradle with a military force, Sanger Zonvolt and gret Feff supplies their command experience and the Machinery Children, respectively. The vast majority of the Earth Cradle's systems are overseen by the supercomputer, Magus.
The Endless Frontier was a collection of small dimensions with wildly varying appearances:
- Lost Herencia - A crater-marked wasteland dominated by crashed battleships and the large, highly-technological city of Trodel Stadt.
- Kagura Amahara - A world similar to feudal Japan, covered in forests of cherry trees.
- Elfetale - A world similar to a Fantasy world.
- Varna Kanai - An underwater world populated by merpeople.
- Formido Heim - A hellish world ruled by the Orchestral Army.
These worlds are connected by dimensional portals known as Cross Gates. Elfetale is connected by Cross Gates to all the other worlds, while Lost Herencia is connected by gates to Kagura Amahara and Elfetale, and Kagura Amahara has gates to Elfetale and Lost Herencia.
The Endless Frontier was a creation of the Einst ruler Stern Regisseur, who created the Frontier as a side effect of its attempts to re-enter its home universe. When the Stern Regisseur's consciousness, having taken the form Wahrschein Lichkeit, attempted to "correct" the Endless Frontier, it was destroyed by a number of warriors from the Frontier and beyond. The destruction had the side effect of causing all the worlds of the Endless Frontier to merge into one world.
La Gias is a subterranean world contained deep within the Earth. A vast place, it sports multiple nations and a large populace. Developing independent of the surface world, La Gias is a place where technology and mysticism have combined into a unique whole. It is here that the Masōki and the Masō Kishin machines are created; their armor material (Orichalconium) is unique to La Gias. Interaction between the surface world and La Gias is usually kept to a minimum, but surface humans such as Masaki Andoh, who is summoned to La Gias, as well as La Gias denizens, like Shu Shirakawa, have travelled to the surface on their own.
As one half of Project Ark, the Moon Cradle is a massive facility, whose primary purpose is the cryogenic hibernation of the human population of Earth's space colonies. It is created by the Divine Crusaders as a failsafe, in case humanity lost a war with alien invaders and extinction. The facility is overseen by the supercomputer, Gloria. After the first Balmar War, the Moon Cradle is taken over for use by Mao Industries. The Moon Cradle also acts as a part of the Aegis Plan, its large microwave transmitters beaming the energy necessary to activate the Aegis System.
A space colonies is an artificial habitat built by humans, usually at one of the Lagrangian points, to allow human habitation in space. The interior of each space colony usually replicates the surface of the Earth and the colony simulates gravity by rotating.
In the SRW franchise, Extraterrestrials often appears as the enemy force according to the original definition in most sci-fi hypothesis.
Kishin Ken is a style of martial arts practised by the Shura race, which involves controlling their machines in fluid combat movement like a true martial artist. A tendency of the style is to recite the attack name after executing the attack, causing the opponent's mecha to explode (but it might not be enough to destroy them if they're powerful enough). Due to this, they're likened to the fighting style Hokuto Shinken from the manga/anime series Hokuto no Ken.
Original Generation Timeline
The Original Generation Timeline refers to a series of games in the Super Robot Wars franchise that are directly linked to one another, through each of their events. This timeline is official for Banpresto Originals and it's as follows:
- Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin – The Lord Of Elemental (part 1)
- Super Robot Wars Original Generation (Divine Wars episode in Super Robot Wars OG Original Generations)
- Super Robot Wars Original Generation 2 (The Inspector episode in Super Robot Wars OG Original Generations)
- Super Robot Wars OG Gaiden
- Super Robot Wars OG II
- Super Robot Wars OG DARK PRISON
- Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin – The Lord Of Elemental (part 2)
- Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin II – Revelation of Evil God
- Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin III – Pride of Justice
- Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Masou Kishin F – Coffin of the End
- Super Robot Wars OG The Moon Dwellers
Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier and Super Robot Wars OG Saga: Endless Frontier EXCEED also are part of this timeline despite both titles are spin-offs. Super Robot Wars OG Original Generations is a remake of first two Super Robot Wars Original Generation games with bonus material.
This timeline reinterprets Classic Timeline and Alpha Timeline events plus other Banpresto Originals stories.
- Main article: Psychodriver
The Three Pillar Gods/Three Ancient Dark Gods
The codename White Death is given to Levi Tolar's Judecca mobile weapon, acting as the core and control center of the White Star. The original Japanese gives the Judecca the codename White Death Cross. In Super Robot Wars Alpha, Euzeth Gozzo's own black Judecca is codenamed Black Death Cross.
This is the codename for the unidentified mobile weapon that was battling Aerogaters during Operation SRW. It is later revealed the White Wraith is Shadow-Mirror officer Axel Almer's unit, the Soulgain. The original Japanese version states it as the Mustacheman.
Memories of past lives of those bound by fate
The Zeta Timeline refers to a series of games in the Super Robot Wars franchise that are directly linked to one another, through each of their events. The timeline is as follows:
- Super Robot Wars Z
- Super Robot Wars Z Special Disk
- Super Robot Wars Z II Destruction Chapter
- Super Robot Wars Z II Restoration Chapter
- Super Robot Wars Z III Time Prison Chapter
- Super Robot Wars Z III Continuous Prison Chapter
- Super Robot Wars Z III Celestial Prison Chapter
The story focuses on the Twelve Spheres, which play an important part in the game's storyline.